Falcon Figurine card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Falcon Figurine

56.21.535

Currently not on display

Information

Carved wooden figure in the form of a mummified falcon representing the funerary god Sokar, a god of fertility associated with the Memphite necropolis (the site of the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom) that later merged with the gods Osiris and Ptah. The figure is actually a furniture-fitting, once positioned on top of a coffin or a funerary box. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Areas of surface loss, concretions, split, surface dirt, wadding, white residue and label on base.